Foundation Repair Services

Foundation Repair in Bryan, College Station, & Navasota, TX

No matter your foundation type, we provide quality service to secure your home or structure for a lifetime. We offer a time tested technique for foundation repair that proudly utilizes the Bell Bottom Piers. We also perform Pier & Beam and Block & Base foundation repair.

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Pick Your Foundation

Click your foundation type to learn how we repair and secure your structure:

PIER AND BEAM FOUNDATION REPAIR

A Pier and Beam home is made of wooden beams and joists and sits on a concrete exterior grade beam and interior piers.

Indications of problems or faulty design:

  • Stuck Doors
  • Cracked sheetrock
  • Humps or sags in flooring
  • Baseboard separation from flooring
  • Floor resonance (i.e. feels “shaky” when walking)
  • Musty smell in crawlspace
  • Soft or spongy floors

Our Repair Methods

Reshim

Over time, the interior piers or bases will settle at different rates, causing undulations and bounce in the floors above. In order to properly support the wooden joists and floor our experienced crews conduct a reshim using rot resistant cedar shingles to sufficiently align the beams.

Readjustment

If the span between piers is too great, humps and sags can form in floors. Although drilled bell bottom piers can be installed, a more cost effective technique is to add new concrete blocks and bases to support wooden beams.

Wood replacement

Improper crawl space ventilation or a crawl space soil level that is lower than the soil level outside the home often leads to rotted foundation material and even subfloors. The repair process often requires the removal and replacement of the affected material.

Shaker sill

If the span between beams is too great, we recommend the installation of a 4” x 6” shaker sill to provide additional support and remove floor resonance/bounce.

Traditional Bell Bottom Piers

An exterior grade beam can settle just as a typical slab on grade foundation might. Therefore, we install drilled bell bottom piers on the exterior of the home to return it to the originally constructed plane.

CONCRETE SLAB ON GRADE FOUNDATION REPAIR

Bell Bottom Piers

For all concrete slab on grade foundations we use a time tested method best known as Bell Bottom Piers. There are many advantages for this method over others, including better durability and stability over time.

For concrete repair or slab repair, see our Concrete Repair page.

More on the Bell Bottom Pier

Our Typical Process

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Free home evaluation

Our foundation experts will come to your home to conduct a free evaluation of your foundation and develop a plan of action for addressing your home’s unique problems.

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Plan the pier layouts
We then lay out the pier locations, avoiding important features around your home (gas and plumbing lines, electrical boxes and A/C units), and carefully move plants to a consolidated area for preservation during repair.

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Pouring and installing the piers
We start by digging a 2’ x 2’ hole at each pier location, then drill the pier shafts, and excavate the 20″ bell bottom footings. Steel rebar is added to each pier for strength prior to pouring the concrete. Finally, we clean up around your structure and remove all excavated dirt.

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Level the structure
After the concrete cures for 7-10 days we carefully level your structure, checking windows, doors and floors as we raise it back to its original grade.

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Testing and clean-up
To wrap up, we test the plumbing for leaks and use a cement slurry to fill voids created during the leveling process, thus minimizing future settlement problems. We re-install displaced landscaping and clean up one last time.

BLOCK AND BASE FOUNDATION REPAIR

A Block and Base home is made of wood and sits on concrete blocks. The bottom Base or “Pad” sits on or just beneath the surface of the soil, and blocks are used to elevate the home and create a crawl space beneath the floor of the home.

Indications of problems or faulty design:

  • Stuck Doors
  • Cracked sheetrock
  • Humps or sags in flooring
  • Baseboard separation from flooring
  • Floor resonance (i.e. feels “shaky” when walking)
  • Soft or spongy floors

Our Repair Methods

Reshim

The most common repair process is called a reshim and allows our experienced crews to readjust and relevel each base so that it properly supports the wooden beam placed upon it.

Readjustment

Usually the reason for humps in floors is caused from under supported beams, that over time cause the lumber to warp or bow. Reducing the span between bases often corrects the problem, but if not, the faulty beams can be replaced for new lumber that is properly supported.

Wood Replacement

Poor drainage, inadequate crawl space height, and broken plumbing result in rotted foundation and subfloor material. The repair process often requires the removal and replacement of the affected
material.

Shaker Sill

If the span between beams is too great, we recommend the installation of a 4” x 6” shaker sill to provide additional support and remove floor resonance/bounce.

House Leveling

If your block and base home sits on an inadequate crawl space, which left uncorrected can result in the need for extensive wood replacement, we use airbags to raise your entire home and create a crawlspace a minimum of 16″, leveling your house.

Beware of Improper Installations

This is another case for why you want experts working on your foundation. There are some companies that will use whatever materials they can find to raise up your base.

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Anchor Foundation Repair Co
(979) 690-2020
3819 McCullough Rd. College Station, TX 77845
Serving Bryan, College Station, Navasota, Brenham, Caldwell TX & Surrounding Areas

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